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. that's a live press conference taking place at 6:30 eastern. >>> new details that some of toyotas employees are not happy about how the auto giant handled safety concerns about the faulty gas pedals. the call from one executive came back in january five days before a huge recall. his message was clear. we need to come clean. our deb feyerick is tracking the developments for us this morning. she joins us now. so this was an executive that said, we need to make changes? >> those words, we have to come clean gets a lot of attention. it is clear that toyota executives were scrambling to find out the best way to deal with their huge accelerator problems. one of the company's top public relations executives warned toyota, we need to come clean about the sticking pedals. they are saying that toyota was not protecting their customers by keeping quiet about this. in the e-mail by toyota's recently retired u.s. vice president for affairs, herb miller writes, we have a tendency for mechanical failure in accelerator problems. the time to hide is over. it was sent in january, days before the m
, everyone. >>> today, toyota is agreeing to pay a record fine stemming from its gas pedal problems. tom costello is in washington with more. good morning. >> reporter: today is the deadline for toyota to accept or fight a $16.4 million fine. the company is expected to pay up, the largest fine ever assessed by the government against a car maker. the government alleges toyota knew about sticking gas pedals last september, but hid the effects and issued a recall. toyota is facing mounting civil lawsuits as well as criminal investigations. a $16 million fine for toyota is really not significant, but it is yet another strike against the company's reputation. toyota recalled 2.3 million vehicles in january for the sticking accelerator. the company has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide because of acceleration problems and braking problems. a government official tells nbc news by paying the full civil penalty, toyota is accepting responsibility for hiding this safety defect from nhtsa, the national highway safety administration, in violation of the law. it now has 30 days to write
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. >> the military says a u.s. soldier was killed during the assault when a helicopter ended up crashing. >>> toyota agrees to pay a record fine, but its problems are not over. why the fallout from its sticking accelerator recall is only the beginning. >>> real estate developer donald trump is known for saying exactly what he thinks. so what does he think about the real estate market and the economy in general? poppy harlow said down to kind of pick his brain. i think we sometimes forget that he did make some money in real estate because we just think of him as a personality now. >> a lot of it. not just the one saying "you're fired" on the apprentice. we talked. it was a long talk about the economy, jobs, housing and the recovery. he spoke in depth that the fear of the fall of commercial real estate, office buildings, et cetera, could be worse than the decline of the housing market. he address that had and more. take a quick look. >> in terms of commercial real estate in general, the fear is that it will be worse than the housing fallout. do you think that's possible? >> i don't think
? here's what we got on the run down. toyota's new luxury model suv taken on a test drive. the testers didn't like where they wound up. now they're telling you actually not to buy this. how big a deal is it? i'm going to talk to a top tester at consumer report and a mechanic. >>> plus, does the booef in your fridge contain pesticides, veterinary drugs, even heavy metals? a federal says it might and is blaming the federal government for failing to keep it out of your food supply. >>> also another shake-up in late night. george lopez is getting shaken. this time he's laughing it off. well, maybe. i'll show you what he had to say. >>> but first, don't buy safety risk. those strong and rare words from consumer reports magazine. very trusted source. feeding a public relations nightmare for toyota. carmaker's new luxury suv, the 2010 lexus gx460 is coming under fire for "consumer reports" which says it may be prone to rollovers in merge handling situations. get into what that means in a bit. testers for the magazine say they does covered the problem during the routine test of the suv. that o
-february. martha: toyota sales, despite all their problems, are booming. they've had recalls, they've had safety issues, they have had fines, and the japanese cars are still selling apparently like hot cakes. phil keating joins us from miami, trying to figure this out. phil, it is remarkable, it seems like everybody day you're hearing about another recall from this company. they just had a really strong month, right? >> reporter: yeah, february actually for toyota was one of its worst months ever but the company really bounced back in march with u.s. sales shooting up 41 percent, compared to march '09. generous incentives for all of the vehicles sold and leased. that's a big explanation, that amounted to about $2300 per vehicle. now, toyota's latest recall involving about 9000 lexus gp460s. toyota says about 5600 of them have been sold and repairs should take an hour. this is the vehicle consumer reports identified last week as maybe sussentable to -- susceptible to flipping over. one dealer explains toyota's perseverance through all this recent bad press with customers continuing to come into t
. "consumer reports" issued a safety warning on toyota's 2010 lexus gs 460 suv because of an increased roll-over risk during a turn. the magazine says it uncovered the problem during routine tests and is urging car shoppers not to buy the gx 460 until this problem has been remedied. toyota owns lexus. it's the first time the magazine has issued a don't-buy recommendation on a toyota product. toyota says it will try to duplicate the "consumer reports" test to determine if appropriate steps need to be taken and that consumer safety and satisfaction remain their highest priority. so that's the lexus suv. the gx 460. >> more problems for toyota. >> bleeding over into lexus, which is the one place that the damage has been contained had never been smearing on lexus until now. it's terrible. >> andrew, by the way, you wrote an article today in "the times" talking about how the banks have actually paid back their money. correct? >> you know, it's absolutely right. i wanted to take a look at the idea that maybe these bailouts, in their own way, have worked, from a mathematical perspective. we're now
with that is almost impossible. >> it's truly perplexing. >>> the u.s. government is seeking to punish toyota for failure to act swiftly over its gas pedal issues. transportation secretary ray lahood is proposing that toyota pay a record fine of nearly $16.4 million after it, quote, knowingly hid a dangerous defect. documents show toyota knew about the defect back in september of last year but waited until late january to issue the recall. toyota still faces private lawsuits which could cost the automaker untold millions more in damages. that's a huge fine. >>> tiger woods took questions during a live news conference yesterday for the first time since his personal scandal broke back in november. woods talked about his affairs, his thanksgiving night accident and his wife, elin, who will not be joining him on the course. he also denied using performance enhancing drugs and discussed how he's looking forward to getting back on the course. >> that first tee i'm looking forward to it. i haven't looked forward to that tee shot in a long time. i've won numerous tournaments over the last few years,
lewis. the transportation department will suit toyota -- they will fine to yet for $6 million. congressional meetings have call into question the government enforcement of these standards. two former administrators discuss federal oversight of car safety standards. they are joined by the president and ceo of alliance of automobile manufacturers. they will take your phone calls and tweets tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. see the winners of c-span's studentcam video documentary competition. middle and high school students submit it videos on one of the country's greatest strengths. watched the top winning videos every morning on c-span at 6:50 a.m. eastern. at 8:30 a.m., meet the students who made them. for a preview of the winners, visit >> we are in a unique position to go to war. we make -- we need the policy makers to develop a road map to get it done. >> something about energy policy you would like to talk about? at the new c-span library you can search it and share it. over 160,000 hours of video, every c-span program since 1987. this c-span video library, cab
headquarters, i'm marianne rafferty. more problems for toyota and possible headaches for its mini van owners. the car maker is preparing for a voluntary recall of 870,000 mini vans in the u.s. and canada. a spare tire may come loose and fall on to the road, creating a hazard for other drivers. it applies to mini vans sold between 1998 and 2010. in the past few months toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide. >>> the crew of the space shuttle "discovery" pack their bags and head home to earth but not before exchanging goodbye hugs and handshakes with their counter parts. "discovery" docked from the international space station this morning. they are set to land monday morning in weather permits. i'm marianne rafferty. now, back to "geraldo at large." >>> this crisis could have been avoided if wall street firms were more accountable, if financial dealings were more transparent and if consumers and share holders were given more information and authority to make decisions but that didn't happen. and that is because special interests have waged a relentless campaign thwart even b
'll tell you what you need to know. stand by. >>> another blow for toyota. one of its luxury lexus models gets a rare don't-buy rating from "consumer reports." what's behind this new safety concern? >>> and meet zeta. she's part of the next generation of bomb-sniffing dogs. we'll show you how their noses may help make america safer. >>> i'm wolf blitzer. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states, and around the world. the world. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- >>> we begin with an urgent warning about possible terror activity at a popular vacation destination. an unusually blunt terms, israel's government is now delivering a dramatic message to israel's citizens. cnn's paula hancocks has the very latest from jerusalem. paula? >> reporter: wolf, all israelis should immediately evacuate egypt's sinai peninsula area. this is the urgent warning that israelis received this morning from the counterterror bureau. the bureau said they have concrete evidence of an expected terrorist attempt to kidnap israelis in sinai. they're also taking the unprece
, new york city mayor michael bloomberg on the set of "morning joe." >>> and toyota accepts responsibility for the accelerator problems. plus, sports. we are going to be right back on "morning joe." [ whistling ] [ dog barking ] [ sniffing ] [ male announcer ] missing something? like 2 pairs of bifocals for $149.99 at sears optical, with progressive lenses for just $25 more per pair. hurry in to sears optical today and don't miss a thing. to finish what you started today. for the aches and sleeplessness in between, there's new motrin pm. no other medicine, not even advil pm, is more effective for pain and sleeplessness. new motrin pm. >>> all right. a live shot from the top of the rock. looks like a nice day in new york. >> he is doing the same -- i've always been a frank ridge fan. no secret to my conservative brethren, but over the last year or two, there are times when he's extraordinarily insightful and there are times when he reads like a left-wing blogger. going back to see what the richmond post dispatch said in 1863 or whatever he did, it was -- it was just sort of m
in march. toyota was involved in a recall mess, and that as we know is ongoing. they're still recalling cars. according to the poll, more americans say the u.s. makes better quality vehicles. so there, how about that this morning. gregg: good for us. martha: indeed. gregg: all right, did they cross the line or are they heroes, getting a raw deal? a controversial trial taking place in iraq today, a court marshal of one of three navy seals accused of failing to protect the terror detainee who says he was assaulted while in custody, the detainee, mind you, the suspected mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four american contractors back in 2004. steve centanni, live in washington with more on this. steve, what exactly is happening today? >> well, gregg, it's the first day of the trial for one of the three navy seals who faces charges, in blue island, illinois, charged with dereliction of duty and impeding an investigation. he's not the one accused of actually punching the detainee in the stomach after he was captured. matthew mccabe, petty officer matthew mccabe is the one facing the
toyota, the company has told company to stop selling its lexus suv. they're testing the risks identified by the magazine. it says no decision has been made whether to suspend sales and markets outside of the u.s. and canada. checking toyota shares, they were up almost 1% in shares today regaining after a slide caused by the magazine. nicole. >> christine, although paying taxes is about as popular as a visit to the dentist, most people manage to pay them every year. some people are dodging their obligations as taxpayers. check out our website to see what people do to try and fool the u.s. >>> after the break, i'll tell you why this is expected to be one of the most controversial that ubs has ever seen. >>> welcome back to "worldwide exchange." i'm steve sedgwick in europe. the time is 14 minutes past the hour. banking giant ubs faces a turbulent shareholder meeting later this morning in basul. activists shareholders are preparing to reject the bank's bonus packages as well as plans to absorb from wrongdoing. joining us for more on the groaned is complain schober. carolin, the bank seems t
.p. sources reporting now that toyota is issuing yet another recall. this time, it's the 2010 lexus gx460 suv, citing potential rollover problems. i believe that this is the model that toyota just stopped production of recently. it could also be the model that there was a consumer reports warning on don't buy. we're going to try to nail that down. in any event the bottom line is this model of toyota, of lexus, is now being recalled by the company, the 2010 lexus gx460suv, more on that moments away. >>> well, we are trying to bring you an update on the state of the race down in florida that the entire nation is watching and phil keating is following it for us. tried to get to him moments ago, the vice president came out. this is what he's reporting on, former massachusetts governor mitt romney now addressing speculation that florida's charlie crist, the governor down there, may be possibly running for senate now as an independent. he's getting pummeled in the primary against marco rubio, leading some to say he's about to take drastic measures, becoming an independent, to try to get into the se
for you. with regards to toyota, folks. the hammer is falling on them after the slow reaction to the accelerator issue, that prompted major recall that seems to be going on and on and on and now another half million vehicles, are subject to yet another recall. we're finding out. bill: and, a dramatic political maneuver by florida's governor charlie crist in the works, could he think of changing political parties? are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement or annuity over 10 or even 20 years? call imperial structured settlements. the experts at imperial can convert your long-term payout into a lump sum of cash today. úñçqç?p>p nature knows just how much water vegetables need. so, to turn those vegetables into campbell's condensed soup, we don't boil it down, our chefs just add less water from the start. ♪ so many, many reasons ♪ it's so m'm! m'm! good! ♪ bill: toyota is about to take the lumps, and it will cost them money, too, agreeing to pay $16 million to the u.s. government for delaying the recall. that recall which settled a gas pedal defect affecting 2
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. we'll read that e-mail next block. >> i think the reverend was correct. >>> toyota is temporarily halting sales of the gx460 after there was a warninging don't buy. electronic controls took too long to kick in after it slid out of control in sharp turns. consumer reports says that could lead to rollover accidents. toyota has already recalled 8 million cars and trucks will now be conducting its own tests. >>> here we go. i hope this script has been -- a. >> oh, my. >> a male aide has filed a sexual harassment complaint, alleging he groped and propositioned him. the aide says -- >> routinely made gestures implying that he wanted to have oral -- >> no, no, no, no, no, it's the morning. why does it have to say that? >> internal documents three months after massa was elected. his young male employee began complaining to supervisors that massa was making aggressive sexual overtones to him. ethics committee is investigating how democratic leaders handled the investigation after they forced a house vote demanding the probe. >> the probe? >> mika, what's next? >> who's writing this? >> ano
for toyota. the japanese automaker is recalling about 600,000 sienna mini vanz sold in the u.s. because of possible corrosion problems. toyota says exposure to road salt may cause the cable holding the spare tire to break, allowing the spare to fall off and create a safety hazard. the recall covers 1998 to 2010 model year siennas with two wheel drive sold or registered in 20 cold climate states and the district of columbia. >>> and space shuttle "discovery" is on its way home. it undocked from the international space station earlier today after spending ten days at the orbiting spacelab. the astronauts are set to land at the kennedy space center in florida on monday. >>> four victims of school bullies, telling an adult can often make matters worse. so a middle school in austin, texas, has come up with a high tech way to battle the problem. it allows students to anonymously send e-mails or texts to administrators or teachers at the school, even bus drivers, and alert them to the situation. >> it gives them a way to speak honestly, there is no fear of retribution, no fear of students know
? the tea party express in full scene with rallies across the country. >> toyota not taking any chances this time. the automaker testing all its s. u.v.'s for safety after "consumer reports" warns drivers not to buy a popular lexus model. can it keep the roads safe? brian? >> good job, toyota. little by little, we'll get this down. pressing for sanctions against iran and securing loose nukes across the globe. is it up to us? according to the president -- >> whether we like it or not, we remain
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as first lady. >>> toyota will stop selling the gx 460 after a safety warning. there was a rare don't buy rating. the rest runs revealed a problem that could cause it to roll over during sharp turns. >>> two chinese singers were the first to be fined under laws bank lip synching. it was introduced after the beijing olympics after a girl lip synched. >> i didn't realize they passed a law. it would stop all of our artists from performing in this country m. >> there you go. >> viewers to show up our staffers for coming up with a better caption. tonight, president barack obama. we have two staff winners. gabe says,,ch bin haircut. release the kraken. >> not an attractive shot. >> not a great picture. >> whew! as long as it's you and not biden talking here. >> we should show the pictures up closer. can't really see them. joining the live shot, let us know what you think about the picture controversy. up next, chelsea handler. >> this is a first census where gays can officially acknowledge their life partners. it's fantastic. what about the sad women who have cats. >> comedian and talk show hos
at today's top stories. >>> toyota announces it will now test the safety of all sport utility models. the effort is to reassure buyers after consumer reports placed a don't buy label on the 2010 lexus gs460 due to possible rollover problems. toyota says it has not decided whether to recall the gx460, which is stopped selling in the u.s. following the consumer reports warning. >>> an erupting volcano in iceland is affecting flights from u.s. to europe this morning. flights have been halted across northern europe. it's the volcano's second eruption in two months but officials say this one is 20 times more powerful than the last one. hundreds of nearby residents have been evacuated. >>> breaking overnight -- the russian foreign ministry is suspending all adoptions of russian children by americans. the freeze will be in effect until the two countries reach an agreement on adoption procedures. it comes after a tennessee woman sent back her 7-year-old adopted son to moscow by himself with a note claiming she no longer wanted to raise him. the case has ignited strong outrage in russia and h
culture today from a catholic church more concerned with protecting priests than children, toyota more concerned with protecting profits than drivers. you have michael steele at the rnc spending like a drunken sailor. you've got a congress where people feel like they are more interested in holding onto power than taking a tough vote. i think that's what's really going on with the tea party movement. i think for all incumbents there's a real message to pay attention to. >> it's interesting. they went from 0 to 60 in a very shored period of time. when you have an established party, you look at other third parts out there, libertarians, who espouse the same general principles as the tea party does, why are you seeing the tea party be influential in moving people. >> this is something really, truly a grassroots effort. there is no one leader. harry reid wants to put sarah palin out there. i guess if you had to put one leader out there, she would be the obvious one but there is no one leader. the usa gallup poll, only 49 are republicans, 43 are independents and the rest presumably are democ
lexus suv, you'll have one less model to choose from. toyota has suspended sales of the 2010 lexus gx-460. the carmaker made the move after consumer reports warned shoppers not to buy the vehicle due to a potential rollover problem. about 6,000 new gx-460s have been sold since they hit show room floors in december. government officials are testing the suv to see if their results happen to reflect the magazine's findings. >>> the anti-tax group calling itself the tea party express is turning up the volume as the income tax filing deadline approaches. several thousand people attended a rally at the boston common. they claim credit for helping to elect scott brown to congress. the former alaskan governor sarah palin was the headliner. >> it's not about titles or power struggles within. it's not about dividing america. and it is not about one individual politician. this is about the people. this is the people's movement. so the people in boston and all across the u.s., we're sending a message to washington that come november that big government, big debt, obama/pelosi/reid spending spree,
against toyota. it wants 16.3 $million for some coming fast enough about defective gas pedals. that is the largest civil penalty ever issued against an automaker. that's it from cnbc. now back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." nearing the 90th birthday, supreme court justice john paul stevens gave interview this is weekend that put him on the cover of both "the new york times" and "the washington post." on sunday, not so subtle indication that he is planning to retire and give president obama yet another chance to fill a vacancy on the supreme court. stevens told "washington post," quote, i can tell you that i love the job and deciding whether to leave sit a very difficult decision but i want to make it in a way that's best for the court. justice stevens wants what's best for the court but how tough a fight will president obama have this time around with republicans in congress? ron christie, republican strategist. and willie brown, former mayor of san francisco and former speaker of the california state assembly. you're both attorneys. let's start in that light.
injured. many more believed to be trapped in the rubble. >>> toyota is temporarily suspending sales of its 2010 lexus gx 460 suv after consumer reports magazine issued a rare do not buy warning. the government is now testing the magazine's claims that handling problems could cause rollovers. lexus says it will offer loaner vehicles to owners concerned about the safety. >>> moments ago senator chuck schumer and colleagues announced that they are introducing new legislation to ban airlines from charging fees for carry-on bags. he says spirit airlines crossed the line. you think? passengers are fed up. on "morning joe" schumer says he is confident the bill will pass. >> i think it'll go through the senate and the house like a hot knife through butter. there are certain quality of life indignities that we have to pay attention to. >> republican leaders from the senate judiciary committee today say they welcome next week's white house meeting on the looming supreme court vacancy. party members won't rule out using a possible filibuster if they're not happy with the nominee. senator chuck grassl
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safety zones beginning tomorrow allowing at least some flights to resume. >>> toyota says it will recall all lexus gx 460 suvs to update the stability control software. now let's take you back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to "hardball." on thursday thousands of anti-tax tea party people came to washington but just who were they exactly? thanks to politico we now know. jonathan martin is the senior political reporter for politico. and msnbc political analyst richard wolffe is the author of "renegade." the new numbers are interesting. here's the tea party demographic. most tea party people are african-american and under 25, you'd think i was crazy. here are the more expected numbers. here they are. mostly white. about 84%. mostly male. about two-thirds. 64%. 45 and older, much older in some cases, 59%. they voted for mccain, seven out of ten did they say. and 74% even more voted for george w. the last time he ran. jonathan, no surprises here. i think this is one time where the stereotype is probably accurate. >> yeah, as far as the demographic, absolutely. these are white middle class o
cases. >>> new troubles for car giant toyota. the company has announced that it will now test all of its suvs. the decision comes after the company decided to suspend sales of its lexus gx-460 because of a reported rollover risk. tests will include current models of the rav4, cruiser, highlander, 4-runner, sequoia and the sienna. toyota has already recalled some 8 million vehicles this year for other problems. >>> and it's commonplace in the united states, but something never before seen in britain. for the first time ever leaders of the three major british parties held a televised election debate. prime minister and labor party leader, gordon brown, faced off with the conservative party's david cameron and the liberal democrat party's candidate nick klegg. and voters will go to the polls in three weeks. >>> and take a look at this. you might think that you're watching an explosion here, but this giant burst of light that you see right there, it's actually a large meteor. it streaked across the skies of the midwest last night and managed to rattle houses and shake the ground. as it passe
parallels between the mood of the country today and at the time of the oklahoma city attack. >>> toyota is recalling about 600,000 sienna minivans due to corrosion problems on spare tire cables. the automaker says the recall affects 1998 through 2010 models sold in the u.s. that have been operated in cold weather climates. >>> we've always seen pictures of marilyn monroe. what about x-rays? images of the star's chest and pelvis will be up for auction along with other memorabilia in las vegas. >> aye aye aye. >> i know. in june. also on the block, a couch from her psychiatrist's office. you know, people will actually spend a lot of money for those things. and we won't even be that surprised. >> also what medical personnel actually sold those things originally. >> exactly. >>> coming up next on "360," amanda knox, convicted of murder. a new development in the case. >>> and later, dr. jack kevorkian, part two of the "360 interview." we talk about life and death and faith. are you a religious man? >> no. >> do you believe in god? >> i don't know. is there a god? look, i'm a scientist. a doc
and toyota -- well, they have their own problems now -- but they actually brought plants here to build in this country. sherrod brown was on an earlier today. he is trying to include incentives to make sure that we keep companies here, as well, punitive measures. other countries who do not take the steps that this country is taking to deal with the problem will not have the same import opportunities that they would otherwise have. in essence, making sure other countries clean up their act, or they cannot do business here. if done right, we can create jobs and keep jobs here. maajor unions in this country are for this legislation because they say that if it is done right, with these kinds of protections, they can create and keep those jobs here. another thing, mass transit. if we are going to build a mass- transit, that will be built and those jobs will stay in this country. we need to put some smart thinking into some of these other technologies so that we can keep more jobs here. host: buffalo, new york. gabe on the independent line. caller: i hear that china is supplying most of our
accelerators on toyotas. such is the scope of hope and change in president obama's universe. the editorial goes on to say, in his 2011 budget the president zeroed out nasa constellation project, the project of launch and landing vehicles that were to replace the aging space shuttle fleet to carry americans into space. this is not a cost-cutting move. the agency is budgeted to receive $19 billion next year. and mr. obama wants to throw an additional $6 billion at it over the next five years. the hitch is he wants to shift its mission toward climate research and airplane design. anxious to stay relevant, nasa agreed to research the cause of toyota's sudden acceleration problem. nasa administrator charles bolden said thursday that federal money is budgeted for fostering the growth of the space industry including the development of space taxis. but if the results of the president's stimulus are any indication, command economic policy is an inefficient generator of jobs. it goes on to say, as nasa's wings are clipped, our competitors soar. the u.s. space agency even had to sign a $340 million deal w
gorows? >> the obvious name is probably now toyota. they now go that slowly. >> look, what are you doing for your clients here over the next few months? >> at the moment, nicely positioned with overweight equities, a reasonable level of commodities at the moment, underweight, the sovereign institute has not gone away. the greek problem has not gone away. we've got some fantastic euro fudge poly filler to fill in the cracks. >> is this going to come back and haunt us in 2011? >> it will still be there. it won't take much for it to come back. that's going to be a big concern. so the equities keep running. watch out for the nervous points and the nervous points are riekly to be coming out of china ma. >> there will be a good case for selling in may and coming back in september? >> that depends. if we see a strong rally in the run up today, then i think it will be a good time to take profit out of it. >> okay. justin, good to see you today. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. >> justin erkhard-stewart. >> you may have noticed on cnbc, u.s. "squawk box" has some walruses. on "worldwide excha
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rumbled back to life shooting smoke and steam into the air. wow. bottom box, toyota suspends sales of the 2010 lex us gx x 40 after consumer reports gave the suv a rare do not buy rating due to safety concerns. jane: nasa's scrambling to fix a problem with the brand new cooling system on the international space station. astronauts could be forced to make an unexpected space walk. flight managers are having no luck opening a freshly-installed nitrogen tapg. problem is not putting the astronauts in dame, but if it isn't fixed in the next few days, nasa could be forced to turn off some of the station's electronics. jon: the first man to walk on the moon slamming the obama administration's plans for the future of nasa just one day before the president visits florida to deliver a space policy speech. neil armstrong and fellow astronauts signing an open letter criticizing the decision to scrap nasa's program that would have sent americans back to the moon. joining us now, one of the signers of that letter, captain jim lovell. he was the apollo 13 commander and navigator for apollo 8. als
're hearing me inside your toyota and just know that my prayers are with you when the accelerator -- >> all right, i'm moving on. >> just know, i'm going to -- >> you were doing so well. >>> moving on to this story now. we've been talking about it all morning. last thursday a tennessee woman sent her 7-year-old adopted son back to russia. >> it happens. >> now, with him, she sent a note that read, i no longer wish to parent this child. the story has drawn outrage from the united states and from around the world with some russian officials calling for a suspension of all adoptions to the u.s. nbc's ron allen reports on this hard to believe story. >> reporter: thousands of miles from tennessee, after ten hours alone on a flight, 7-year-old justin is being kar ining cared russian hospital. the outpour calling what the mother did cruelty. she paid a tour guide $200 to meet the boy at the airport after sending him back. at the orphanage where she met the boy, the staffer remembers a happy mother and son, beginning a new life together six months ago. but now the boy tells his caretakers that whil
. >> five days before toyota announced a massive recall a u.s. based executive wrote in an internal e-mail the company needed to come clean about accelerator problems. the a.p. reportedly -- reporting irv miller of v.p. for public affairs saying we are not keeping our customers by keeping this quiet. they say there was no electronic cause of the unintended acceleration. >> meanwhile, let's accelerate to the weather map and find out what's going on. after a downright hot day yesterday, it is going to cool off a little bit. as you can see, a line of thunderstorms all the way from the gulf right up through the central tennessee and ohio valley as well and into the great lake states is moving through. there is on this thursday morning even a little bit of snow around the great lakes region and some scattered showers, as you can see, moving into portions of central kansas at this hour. meanwhile, right now across the eastern third of the united states, beautiful temperatures. you'll have to trust me as they sputter on to the screen. you've been fiddling around with my gizmo? >> i thought
be the maytag repair man waiting for the phone call, but we're more like toyota. >> i appreciate you being here. i very much acknowledge the great results on recruitment. that is a clear sign that the right climate has returned to the civil rights division. we have heard and you have told us about the regular meetings between the career attorneys and the political appointments, so that you have a seamless system, taking the best advice from the career attorneys. we very much appreciate that and applaud your efforts in that regard. i also appreciate that you started with fair lending appeared in these economic times, -- i also appreciate that he started with their lending. -- i also appreciate that you started with fair lending. we did not want to create a climate that is irresponsible -- we do not want to create a climate that is irresponsible. their brands administered -- there were programs administered by the fha which was tried to be justified based on economic realities. it held down a class of pe ople. wealth accumulation was based on the ability to own a home and getting the equity out o
. exporters like toyota and canon enjoyed a favorable session. meanwhile, electric electronics maker sharp says it will boost lcd television output this year perhaps by a significant amount. the company met all its sales targets for 2009 and foresees demand rising sharply, not only in japan, bus also in china and elsewhere. sharp also announced it will release the world's first 3-d television with four base display colors which will account for 5% to 10% of the lineup in the first year. in other news, honda is developing an emission-free electric motorbike, featuring a toshiba lithium ion battery. the ecobike, likely to debut in december is a single seater similar to a 50 cc scooter and will run around 30 kilometers per charge. honda plans to release the model in the domestic market where it will likely be priced around 500,000 yen or $5,000. and that was the nikkei business report for today, back to you. >> interesting. ken moriyasu from the nikkei. thank you. >>> and christine, talks between u.s. airways and united are reportedly revolving around an all-stock deal. reports say united wou
speculation, discriminatory practices in the health insurance industry, and the recent toyota sudden unattended acceleration problems. but two years ago, i saw an opportunity to finally enact health care with the election of a new president. i thank president obama and speaker pelosi for their leadership to put us across the line as we fine ally have healt care a reality in this country. while legislative accomplishments have been a significant part of my career, perhaps the thing i'm most proud of in 18 years is helping you, my friends, my neighbors, and my constituents. my staff and i have helped tens of thousands of constituents resolve problems and cut through the red tape, problems such as helping secure benefits through the veterans or social security administration, or helping with a tax problem at the irs, or securing the medals of a service member who valiant ly served ou country. we helped people obtain passports, secure local mail delivery service and obtain funding to weatherize our homes to save money. these may seem like little things, but to me and my staff, they are s
it could cause a rollover, another blow for toyota's image and this particular model of lexus, by the way was not one of the millions recalled, for the faulty gas pedal. martha: okay, then. all right, health care experts sounding the alarm on an impending doctor shortage, this is a scary story, folks. right now the u.s. faces a short fall of 150,000 doctors, over the next 15 years, think about how important the doctor-patient relationship is and how difficult it might become if your doctor retires and there are fewer and fewer of them out there? that is according to the association of american medical colleges and they say new health care legislation drastically expands the ranks of the insured, of course, because, everybody would be covered in one way, shape or form and current rates the u.s. is to the training enough doctors to cover these people and number of students entering family medicine fell more than 25% through 2002 to 2007 and because of all of this it's not as attractive of a profession as it used to be and used to be doctors did well and smar kids wanted to go to college and
facing and it was nice to hear for once that gm wasn't being undercut by toyota or nissan, but in fact, their biggest challenge was ford. another american car company. >> i hear you on that. from the patriotic point of view, it's a fair point. but gmac owes $40 something billion to the federal government and never going to pay that back. that's the truth. who wants to hear that? can i say one quick thing on goldman sachs? >> yes. >> attorney general andrew cuomo, we're waiting as everyone from goldman is going to be parading in washington. we have called him 50 times. he has not given a statement. he has given zero statements about goldman sachs since the charges 11 days ago. he has given five statements about other things including this, queen's nurse accused of knocking patient out of wheelchair and stealing medication. >> how could the attorney general of the state of new york not offer one statement on the goldman sachs scandal? >> i don't know, he has made five statements on things from wheelchair cases to $100,000 dollars of restitution because of car dealer issues. my producer h
gm was going under the most people felt the unions had too much and they should have been like toyota workers. these were people who would have been union workers in another day and time. as to the same they wanted benefits -- instead of saying they wanted those benefits, they said they would restrain the country. i think the unions have to reintroduce themselves. most people do not know anything about unions except public employee unions like the one that i work for. bair into the benefits and health care. they resent that as well because we're not giving anything to them. somehow, you have to bring in the old history. i was an intern at the united mine workers in the 1970's. it was great. you have to make it relevant to people today. their idea of a union worker is someone on an assembly line, a white guy in his 50s. you have to make it relevant to young people who work for different places. you have to be on facebook and twitter. you need to make the democrats look like they're respecting you. johnson was always talking with someone else. he did not do anything without checking wit
the threats to general motors, they weren't talking about toyota or nissan or bmw. their biggest problem, ford. >> yeah. >> so we once again have american companies competing against american companies. >> with all the kind of complaints we have about lack of innovation and growth, this is a nice, bright spot. >> the other good news. electi the lexus rolls over. >> pat! >> stop it. >> pat! terrible. i'm moving on. >> you're happy about that, pat. next you're going to hope that bmws, when they get tapped in the back, they blow up. >> accelerator sticks, come on. >> sometimes you don't say what you're thinking, pat. >>> the coast guard is searching the waters off louisiana this morning, looking for 11 oil workers after an explosion rocked an offshore oil rig late tuesday night. authorities are holding out, hope the workers escaped in one of the platforms-covered life boats. 17 other workers were injured in this explosion. four are in critical condition. we'll follow that. >>> and about 80% of flights are operating at europe's biggest airports after nearly a week of disruptions from volcanic ash
to do is go down to a toyota dealership and open up the hood of the car and see how they do it. >> that's how japan did it in the early '60s. they reverse-engineered our products in the '60s, whether cameras, electronics, tape recorders, they looked at what we did, they cloned it, figured out a way to do it cheaper, faster, not necessarily better, but to a large extent better now. >> i think this is an issue of common purpose. what is our sense of common purpose in america right now? from a political point of view you have a financial collapse that has to be managed. you had a health care debate that sucked all the oxygen out of the room. that's still where we are. here's the reality, is that we could be looking within 12 months at the issue of iran, totally dominating this presidency in terms of a choice that has to be made about where's that red line, about them being nuclear? this is the flow of presidencies, as you well know, pat. this takes time, speshespecialln there have been setbacks on the environmental movement, particularly climate change, that building a sense of national wi
most people felt about the unions was that they had too much. that they should have been like toyota workers. these people during another day and time would have been union workers. instead of saying we won benefits like the four cells, they said these benefits destroy the company. that made gm not competitive. somehow i think the unions need to reintroduce themselves. most people know nothing about them. their range for good benefits and health care, and they resent that to because they're paying for it and we're not giving anything to them. somehow, you have to bring in the old history. their idea of a union worker is someone on an assembly line, a white guy and his 50s. you must make it relevant to young people from a lot of different places. you need to be on facebook, with twitter. the need to make the democrats look like they are respecting neyou. if you listen to the johnson tapes, is always speaking with someone -- he does not do anything without checking with the unions. when was the last time barack obama spoke to union? have not front? he has to appear at union functions a
for news by the numbers on this friday. first up, 41%. that's how much toyota's sales have increased last month despite the recalls. up 41. next, $88 billion, 808 million, 888. that's how much a florida man discovered in his bank account. the bank wouldn't let him keep it. i bet it was a mistake and seven, that's how many days apart cleveland twins grace and noel were born. grace was a little premature and doctors say noah was in no hurry at all. ouch. gretchen? >> thanks, steve, there's been a lot of backlash from the health bill on both sides. has the media been fair in covering some of the far left craziness? you're look right here at code pink assaulting karl rove in california earlier this week. we're rejoined by our political panel, juan williams is an npr news analyst, jason is a former spok spokesperson and andrea is a republican political consultant. let me start with you on this. karl rove has no security at this event. very precarious situation and the mainstream media didn't cover this particular kind of story but cover the tea party people. >> absolutely. it's selective medi
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